Operational hours of the Climbing Wall are subject to change to accommodate reservations, holiday and break schedules, staffing fluctuations, training periods, maintenance and construction work.

Fall 2019 schedule

September 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020 (Regular hours September 30, 2019 to December 7, 2019)

Climbing Wall Regular Operational Hours
Monday – Thursday 4:30-9:00pm
4:45-5:45pm & 7:15-8:15pm (Belay class time)
Sign-ups start 30 minutes prior to class time
Saturday 12:30-3:30pm
12:45-1:45pm (Belay class time)
Sign-ups start 30 minutes prior to class time
Closed or Reduced Hours
New Student Week September 23-29, Bouldering only
Thanksgiving November 27, Bouldering only
November 28-30, Closed
Finals Week December 13, Bouldering only
December 14-15, Closed
End of term –
Winter Break
December 16-January 1, Closed
January 2-5, Bouldering only

Winter 2020 schedule

January 2, 2020 to March 29, 2020 (Regular hours January 6, 2020 to March 15, 2020)

Climbing Wall Regular Operational Hours
Monday – Thursday 4:30-9:00pm
4:45-5:45pm & 7:15-8:15pm (Belay class time)
Sign-ups start 30 minutes prior to class time
Saturday 12:30-3:30pm
12:45-1:45pm (Belay class time)
Sign-ups start 30 minutes prior to class time
Closed or Reduced Hours
Beginning of term –
Winter Break
December 16-January 1, Closed
January 2-5, Bouldering only
Finals Week March 20, Bouldering only
March 21-22, Closed
Spring Break March 23-29, Bouldering only

Spring 2020 schedule

March 23, 2020 to June 21, 2020 (Regular hours March 30, 2020 to June 7, 2020)

Climbing Wall Regular Operational Hours
Monday – Thursday 4:30-9:00pm
4:45-5:45pm & 7:15-8:15pm (Belay class time)
Sign-ups start 30 minutes prior to class time
Saturday 12:30-3:30pm
12:45-1:45pm (Belay class time)
Sign-ups start 30 minutes prior to class time
Closed or Reduced Hours
Spring Break March 23-29, Bouldering only
Finals Week June 12, Bouldering only
June 13-14, Closed
Route Setting June 15-July 3, Limited bouldering only

Summer 2019 schedule

June 17, 2019 to August 30, 2019 (Regular hours July 8, 2019 to August 30, 2019)

Climbing Wall Regular Operational Hours
Monday – Thursday 4:45-7:45pm
5:00-6:00m (Belay class time)
Sign-ups start 30 minutes prior to class time
Friday – Saturday During HWC hours, Bouldering only
Sunday Closed
Closed or Reduced Hours
Route Setting June 17-July 7, Limited bouldering only
Independence Day July 4, Closed
Annual Maintenance and Cleaning August 31 – September 15, Closed

Inclement Weather Policy

The Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center (HWC) is included in the essential facilities and services of Western Oregon University. Therefore, when the campus is closed or classes are canceled the Climbing Wall will default to Inclement Weather hours listed below.

Climbing Wall Inclement Weather Hours
Monday –¬†Thursday 5:30pm-9:00pm
Friday – Saturday 12:30pm-3:30pm
Sunday Closed

The Campus Recreation inclement weather policy is designed to accommodate on-campus residents that desire to stay active during campus closures. We discourage anyone from driving in severe weather to campus in order to utilize Campus Recreation facilities or activities.

In cases of extremely severe weather, Campus Recreation reserves the right to determine whether or not the HWC building will be open or closed to protect the safety of its participants and staff. All or portions of facilities may be forced to close in the event that they are directly impacted by the weather. We strongly encourage individuals to call 503-838-9530; if no one answers the facility is likely closed.

In case of inclement weather, where Western Oregon University cancels academic classes:

  • All Campus Recreation community classes (learn-to-swim, youth climbing, etc) will be canceled.
  • All Campus Recreation practices and games (intramural and club sport) may¬†be canceled.

           
Contact

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking